Jérôme Grosclaude


Professor, Clermont Auvergne University

Currently based in: Clermont-Ferrand (France)

Former MCR & Visiting Scholar at Pusey House

Talk to me about: Academia, Church History, Mental Health First Aid, living and/or studying and /or working in France

Jérôme, a native of the Paris region, is currently employed as a Professor at Clermont Auvergne University. He was hired as a Senior Lecturer at Clermont Auvergne University in 2012 after completing his PhD at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in 2011. Prior to that, he spent six years teaching English in French secondary schools in the Greater Paris area and another year as a language assistant at Exeter University. His research focuses on Christianity in the United Kingdom, with a focus on Methodism and the Church of England. His current research focuses on the relationship between Church(es) and State. In addition to his purely academic duties, he is the Mental Health Welfare Officer for his School and Faculty, and welcomes questions or inquiries it.

He is the author of several publications in recent years. Following are some of his notable:

1) Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873) : réinventer l’Église sous Victoria, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2023  https://www.pur-editions.fr/product/9083/samuel-wilberforce-1805-1873

2) “‘An amazing want of Christianity’: Bishop Samuel Wilberforce & John Henry Newman’s tense relationship”, Journal of Anglican Studies, vol. 20(1) (May 2022), pp. 98-116, https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-anglican-studies/arti...

3) “Religion & civil society in Britain and the English-speaking world – What’s the English for ‘laïcité’? / Religion et société en Grande-Bretagne et dans le monde anglophone – Comment dit-on « laïcité » en anglais ?”, E-rea [online journal] n° 20-2, https://journals.openedition.org/erea/13244, June 2022.

4) “L’État et la religion dans l’espace public : approches pratiques et théoriques de la laïcité”, Les Dossiers des annales de droit n° 4, October 2021.

Jérôme is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Life Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA)

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